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Zahara Malik
CEO & Co-Founder​ at Grosvenor Capital


Zahara Malik is the CEO and Co-Founder of Grosvenor Capital, a boutique business services company headquartered in the UAE.

Zahara Malik focuses on providing clients with business strategies, consultancy, capital introduction and advisory services across the GCC, Africa and beyond. Current sectors include education, healthcare, infrastructure and power with a key focus and passion around impact investing.

Prior to establishing GroCap, Zahara has established a track record of working with successful entrepreneurs and prominent figures to further build their vision across business lines from HRH the Prince of Wales to Rob Hersov. Her client list includes Royal Dignitaries, Heads of State, Ministers, UHNWI, Family Offices and Executives.

Zahara has built substantial experience of working in emerging and frontier markets and is an investment specialist working in senior positions with Access Power, Global Investment Bank, Invest Africa and Sunbird Group.

Furthermore, Zahara has worked on key philanthropy and impact campaigns with HRH The Prince of Wales, The Princes Trust and Mosaic International network. She is currently a trustee of Jaago Foundation, where she opened her first school in Chittagong, 2012. Zahara has a passion for education and developing sustainable livelihoods. Zahara formally chaired The Princes Trust Junior Associated Programme.

Zahara currently serves the GCC Steering Committee as Co-Chair for Football for Peace founded by Kofi Annan in 2006 and was co-founded internationally by Kashif Siddiqi in 2013. Zahara is also the Chief of Amplification for Girls Do Good, an EdTech platform that started as a AR book and formally served the on the board of Invest Africa UAE. Zahara also serves as an Global Ambassador for the Luwire Wildlife Conservancy, one of the world’s largest conservation sites located in Mozambique.

Zahara was also a finalist for the “Rising Star” category in 2017 for the prestigious British Muslim Awards. Zahara was recently awarded by the Business in Africa Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Friends of Africa in August 2019.

Most recently Zahara has also contributed to Forbes Middle East, Arabian Business and Entrepreneur Magazine for thought leadership pieces on Impact Investing. Zahara was also awarded “Impact Investing Entrepreneur 2019” in October 2019.

Zahara holds a MSc in Global Governance from UCL and is a published researcher having obtained a distinction in her master’s dissertation on the global issues surrounding Water Wars and the impact of Shale Gas production across the US and China.

Agenda Sessions

  • Middle East in the spotlight: Part 1 – Education


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